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HIGH WATER. TO-MORROW. Taiaroa Head: 10.35 »•"»•», t ll :{| P J "' Port Chalmers: 11.15 a.m., 11.40 p.m. Dunedin : 11.45 a.m.. -™- THE SUN. Sets to-day, 7.8 p.m.; rises to-morrow, 4.35 a.m. THE MOON. Rises, to-morrow, 1.53 a.m.; sets tomorrow, 1.23 p.m. —Phases During November.— November 18 New moon 3.32 a.m. November 25 First quarter 1.9 a.m. WEATHER REPORTS. The Government Meteorologist (Rev. P. C. Bates) supplied the following weather reports at 9 a.m. to-day : Bar. Ther. Weath. Auckland-S., fb ... 30.1? 59 1; C Xapier-N., bra 0.20 5o I> C Wanganui— , p .-. S.S.W.. fb ... 30.20 hi. WcOlinaton—S., hr ... 30.53 «C Westport—N.E., 1 ... *J .' Crevmouth-N.E., 1 52 I. C Beafcv-E.. lb £'•&' t% £ l ' Chrisichiireh—S.W.. 1 •>- » OanuttUr-S.IV.. 1 •£ • Dunedin-S.W.. fb oO |L Qiieenstown— Calm ... fjO.-b -lo '; v, lC r,«t»_W fb ... 30.11 50 ( .Nugget* —»>•. t" : ~ ppn Bluff—W.S.W.. ftr ... oU-20 f {;« ■« Clvde-N.W.. 1 «£ /; Balclutha—S.W., mg L -> K ' Port Chalmers- , S.W.. fb ... 30.11 &4 J;t Pembroke-Calm 29. lo ';' •', Roxburgh-Calm .. 29.40 ?_2 1,0 InvereargiU-N.W.. str cO.U ajl O Naseby-Calm 28.20 47 II f Wiml.-L., litfit; b''. breeze; t b, fresh breeze; m g. moderate gale; g. wnole or heavy gale; v:, gale <>l execpt.ona, severity. , ± , Weather.—B. blue -sky, bo the atmosphere clear or heavy; C. clouds, passing doudsj T), drizzling ram: I'. focrgv; y. gloomv, dark weather: H. had: 1., ,:gntning; M, mistv; 0. overcast, the whole skv covered with thick clouds : P. passing showers; Q. equally; R. rain, cnntnn.c.i Tain; S. snow; T. thniuiyr; I . U-i.v----threatening appearance; 7,. hazy. FOKKCASr. The (iove-nment Metcorologi.-t (Rev. D. C. Bates) supplied the following at noon to-day :—Strong southerly winds; probablv hard frost to-night; class has •a rising tendencv: tides Inu'h: sea rough swell.

ARRlVED.—November 12. Flora, s.s. (4.45 a.m.i, 1.283 tons Baron, from the West Coast.

The Tarawern arrival to-day. on Friday on the return trip to Auckland and' East Coast port.-. The Victoria is due her-- on Sunday, and sail? on Tuesd.iv on the ret urn trip to Auckland via E:.',t Coast ports She connects with the Ri-crina tor Sydney.

The Storm is due at Dunedin on Sunday, and will sail on Monday lor Pkton and Wancanui via port*. The Flora arrived hero this morning from the West Coast- via Bluff, and was expected to sail a-ain to -day on the return trin to the roast. The New Zealand Shipping Company s liner Opawa arrived at Rojkhampton last Thursdav from l.evuka. The vessel is to load in Austraii;:. for the I mted Kingdom. ... The Italian barque Combenncre, winch irriv«l in LytteUon some time bark from Duuedin with a part, cargo of .Marseilles tiles, has completed discharge of her height, but owing to shortage of sailors sho is unable to put to sea. It is underwood that the vessel will proceed to Portland to load oregon pine. The steamer Annam. whirh. ac-ordinc to advices, left Gothenburg for Australian ports, and was followed by the Nordic towards the end of October, is a vessel of 3,206 tons gross register, owned hy the East Asiatic Company. She is rv twin screw oil-burning steamer, and was built in 1913. The Annam is one of a large fleet of prnct i-ally new .-teameTS. and sails under the Danish flair.

It is anticipated that discharge of the Wellington portion of the Shaw, Savi!l. and Albion liner lonic's London cargo -will be completed in time for the, vessel to sail for Lyttelton on Friday to put out the balance.

It is well-nigh impossible to give an adequate description of the absolutely unprecedented state of activity in the shipbuilding yards of Messrs Yickers (Ltd.) at Barrow. For obvious reasons precis details of the armaments under construction cannot be given (says the British 'Trade Review'), but all branches of the supply are being pushed forward at maximum pressure. This has meant a large increase of the staff—at present- about 20,000 men are employed—and the firm have> fortunately been able to take on hands from the yards of the builders of small merchant ships where trade is clack. There is work for many more men, and now the serious problem of bousing these thousands has arisen. The firm's appeal to householders in Barrow d> accommodate these men has met wifh a patriotic response, but th» leading builders of the district are eo-operating ■with Messrs ViVkers (Ltd.) in a big scheme for the '\,iistni>t!o:i of adequate dwellings. THE NORFOLK. HER POSITION HOPELESS. MELBOURNE. November 11. The Customs inspertor reports that the position of the Norfolk is hopeless, and *he is still burning fiercely. WORLD'S SHIPPING LOSSES. WHAT FIGURES REYEAL.

The statistical summary of vessels totally lost, broken up, condemned, etc.. | just published by ' Lloyd's Register.' shows that during' 1915 the gross reduction in the effective mercantile marine of the world amounted to 665 vessels of 717,050 tons, excluding all vessels of less i than 100 tons. Of this total 371 vessels , of 633,002 tons were steamers, and 294 of 184,028 were sailing vessels. These futures as regards steamers are lower tlian those for 1912 by 39.743 tons, but as Tcgards sailing vessels they are for the year 1913 somewhat higher—viz., by 7,808 "tons. One of the most common termina- | tions of a vessel's career is by breaking I up, dismantling, etc. (not in consequence J of casnaltv). The amount of tonnage so dealt with" in 1913 was 108.795 tons, this i being 48,846 ton 3 less than that for 1912. ! Nearly 20Ape.r cent, of the steamers and 16 per cent, of the sailing vessels removed from the merchant fleets of the world in the course of 1013 are accounted for in this manner. Of the total tonnage, of such cases 42J per cent, is represented by United Kingdom vessels, as compared with over 38 per cent, in 1912. The statistical tables exhibit interesting data as to the relative frequency of the j different kinds of casualty, etc., which . conclude the existence of vessels. Standings and kindred casualties, which axe eompriaed under the term " wrecked,'' are much the most prolific causo of disaster. To such casualties are attributable over EBS per cent, of the losses of steamers. and over 54 per cent, of sailing vessels. Cases of abondoned, foundered, and missing vessels aro no doubt frequently more or less similar in the circumstances of loss. If these be taken collectively they form about 21J per cent, of the steamers, and over 29 per cent, of the sailing vessels removed from the mercantile marine during 1913 owing to casualty. The return has been prepared in such a manner as to enable a comparison to be made bet-wean the percentages of loss suffered by each of the principal merchant navies in the -world. Great as the absolute annual loss of vessels belonging to the United Kingdom appears to be, it is seen to form but n very moderate percentage of the mercantile marine of the country, and to compare favorably with the losses ■uatained by other principal maritime countries. '

1 THE FERRY SERVICE. The Wahine, from Wellington, arrived at Lyttelton at 7.25 this morning, and j connected with ths first express for the ! south. ON THE WATERFRONT. Wc understand that tho arrangement* for tho engagement and allocation of the men required' on the wharves at Dunedin and Port Chalmers have, since work was resnmed at tho time of the strike, practically been under the -control of a email committee appointed by the Commerce Protection Committee. To ensure the work being distributed in as fair and equitable manner as possible, and that no injustice should be done to those men who offered their services when work was resumed, and who decided to continue working on the wharves, the committee appointed one man in Dune-din and one in Port Chalmers, who engaged and allocated all tho men required. This arrangement has, we are informed, worked most satisfactorily and in the interests of all concerned, and it is recognised that tho general conditions on the wharves at the present time are satisfactory, and that all the men are work in? harmoniously together. A meeting of this committee was held the other day. at which representatives from the different shipping companies and those interested in the employment of labor were present. The whole position was fullv discussed, and it w;ts unanimously derid;xl that the committee should continue in office to deal with any disputes or complaints that might arise in connection with the employment of labor, and at the end of the present year each shipping company (or their representative) would make their own arrangements as regards the engaging <>f the number of men required. COM IXO FROM TiOMi:. The New Zealand Shipping Company's liner Tnrakina. which left London on October 2 for Wellington and Lyttelton. is bringing the following passenger? : —Mr and Mrs T. P. CotTev. Miss Coft'ev. Mr and Mr--. .1. M. fiamlin. Mr and Mr-> A. Grant. Mr and Mrs «"!. Harrison, Mr and Mrs V,. Hav, Master Hav, Mr and Mrs W. C. Ti,ch. l!ev. Otho Fitzftcrald, Mrs Fitzgerald, Master <f. Fitzgerald, Rev. H. Pa rata, Mrs Farata. T)r J. Nicholson. Mrs Murray Aston. Mrs M. H. Cowan. Mrs G. M. Hiitton and two sons, Mrs C. Limmer. Min I. M'Ginips. v, Mrs and Miss Parkinson. M.- J. Pitkethly and smi. Mrs W. W. Smith ynd son. Mrs'T. Wedder«pot>n. Miss' N. W. Anderson. Miss V. Bent. M. Blomneld, Miss M. Campbell. Miss M. C. flemmeitt, -Miss C. Farmer. .Miss F. Farmer, Miss A. Foreman. Miss M. F. Hoole, Miss S. K. Morlev, Miss M. Paterson, Miss A. F. Pritznor. Miss C. F. A. Purvis. Misses S. and M. Simmons. Miss A. Turn-

bull. Miss W. Wadiiinf-ton. Mr A. X. Barraud. Mr H. Rlcaklev. Mr J. Brick-man. Mr R. C. Butler. Mr W. L. Casley. Mr W. Coleman. Mr L. W. Cooper. Mr J. H. Luke, Mr .1. R. M'Ehvain. Mr W. Newell. Mr It. A. Xicholls. Mr W. V. Robinson. Mr E. Simmons, Mr L. Simmons, Mr R. Vance. Mr C. A. Wilcock. There are about 230 third class passengers, including about 40 girls under the supervision of matrons.

The New Zealand Shipping Company'.liner Tongariro, which left London on October 7> for New Zealand port-, is bringing the following passengers:—Mi-s L. K. Keech. Miss L. Clark. Mr A. Bain. Mr W. H. Hcppell. Mr J. A. Hume. Mr R. Sweetman. Mr A. W. Shand, Mr A. Price, Mr .T. Howard. Mr E. C. Allan. Miss E. L. Rarnet. Mi-s L. E. P. Baldwin. Mi- =es Mullanv. Mis-es M. and F. S. Fraser. Mi.-s A. L. 'Hepneil, Miss B. .L. Chceseman. Mi?s 0. A. Xicholls. Mr and Mrs C. Paterson. Mr and Mrs C. E. Richardson. Rev. G. R. Barnett. Mrs R. R. Fertruson and Miss Ferguson. Mrs M. J. Barrait. Mrs E. J. Wilson. Mrs E. Walker. Mrs L. Scott, Mi-, M. E. Wright, Mr and Mrs E. E. Movei, Mr and Mrs E. 11. Cotton-Staple-ton. Mr and Mrs R. Gordon, Mr and Mrs C. Cntton-Stapleton. Mr and Mrs T. A. Attwood, Mr and Mrs J. Rarugh.


HOBART, November 11. Turakina from London.


WEF.LIN'fiTON, Novemlvr 11.—6.10 p.m.. Maitai. imm Svdnev. LYTTELTOX, November 11.—3.15 p.m., Kaiapni. for Wellington.—7.3s p.m.. Tarawora. for Port Chalmers.

MELBOI'RNE (yesterday ).—Wnrrimoo for Hobart.

BLUFF, November 12.—9 a.m.. Wim mora, from Purt Chalmers.— a.m. Hiuesnoa. from Port Chalmers.

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